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    Cabin in the woods with no internet or cell service. A little piece of heaven.

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  1. My wife and I do not exchange gifts. When we were dating she gave me two luxury brand wallets (one for hip pocket and one for a suit jacket) so I told her if she ever got me a gift again the relationship would be over. If I want something I will buy myself and she does the same. No need to spend hundreds of dollars multiple times a year on things we might not even want. Every 3 -5 years I take the money that would have been spent on normal gifts and purchase her a big ticket item instead. These are the type of gifts she will keep forever and she already has plans to pass them on to our daughters.
  2. Had been using a 4.5 stand bag with 14 way dividers. Bag is still in great shape and barely showing any wear. When I decided to use an electric cart this year I purchased a C-130. Had good experience with Sun Mountain quality so stayed with the brand. Just wish the cooler pocket was a little larger.
  3. Had a fitting Tuesday for a hybrid to fill my gap between 5i and 5w. Titleist TS2 at 21 degrees turned out best so I ordered it. Tried a couple of hybrids in the past but never worked for me. Both the TS2 and SIM were easy to hit but the Titleist was more consistent.
  4. I purchased a pair of Oakley Prizm golf sunglasses over the winter. Wore them for awhile early in the season but did not like them. Even the light lenses did not allow me to follow the ball in the air. I recently got a pair of Vuarnet sunglasses with a yellow lense and tried them out for a round last Saturday. By far the best sunglasses I have worn for golf. Easy to follow ball in the air and no issues reading greens with them on. Not what I planned on using them for but will stay in my golf bag for now.
  5. I smoked and drank heavy from 13-25. Would go through 1 1/2 to 3 packs a day, I absolutely loved smoking. At 25 decided I did not like the idea of anything controlling me and decided to quit smoking and control my drinking. Tried quitting cold turkey by finishing off my current pack while at a friend house. Lasted about 45 minutes and walked to the corner store. Tried again about a week later and it stuck. For the first few months I would hang around the pub during the day and breathe in the ambient cigarette smoke. It was enough to ween me off the nicotine. Had dreams about smoking for about 5 years. One upside I hadn't considered was my sense of smell improved greatly over the next 2 years.
  6. Duty should also be considered plus the fee for collecting it. For my business in Canada most of my accessory products have an additional 6.5% for products coming from offshore. This is a fairly low percentage since I am in the construction industry while many other product segments are higher. If PXG is not selling a large volume of product in Australia basic shipping costs can add up to a higher percentage of costs quickly. Start factoring in extra time spent on paperwork for international shipments and costs go up again. Person doing the paperwork must get paid. Margins on most products are not as high as people think and based on MGS’s articles on profit for the large golf companies I would not be happy with their profit margins on goods sold. The smaller the company the higher the profit margin must be to survive. Golf clubs are expensive but at least there are cheaper alternatives available. Better to have the things we want be more expensive than the things we really need.
  7. Had a couple drams of Ardbeg 10 tonight. My favourite distillery slightly edging out Laphroaig.
  8. I had putter fitting years ago that used an Edel cart. Tried different putter configurations but did not find a putter head I was more comfortable with. I did end up changing my current putter to a round grip. With the round grip it seemed more like point and shoot. Stopped thinking about grip and aim which I believe led to a more natural putting stroke. I recently changed to an oversize grip. It seems I am losing some of the natural feel in my hands with my putting and short game.
  9. Last night I picked up 12 dozen Taylormade TP5x from my home course while I was there playing 9 holes with the kids. Four for three deal with personalization. Had them put my businesses name on the balls so I can give some to customers.
  10. I have four pairs of spiked Adidas Tour Boost from various years (two white, two black). Just like my other shoes I rotate them. Also have a pair of last years spikeless Tour Boost for hitting indoors.
  11. KBS $ - taper lite. Went with black for something different. Centre of face contact was much better than any other shaft, even on poor swings. The shaft seemed to help me feel where the club head was throughout the swing. Looking forward to get the new irons.
  12. I always bring a protein bar with me. Also eat Babybel cheese at times even though it barely qualifies as real cheese. Drink water on the course, equivalent of around 2 bottles per nine. On high temperature and humidity days I may get a gatorade at the turn. I find gatorade syrupy sweet so cut about 75% water to 25% gatorade.
  13. My club also has fixed aluminum carts with larger wheels and the bag stands straight up. My kids use Sun Mountain speed carts and once they tried the clubs carts the SM carts are only used on other courses.
  14. Had a fitting this week for new irons and ordered Taylormade 790’s. Set another fitting for end of July for a hybrid. There has always been a large gap between 5i and 5w I need to fill. The plan is to play with the new irons for 2-3 weeks to get a better handle on possible new carry distances. Always had a hard time getting good ball flight with a hybrid but as my swing has been slowly getting better I was hoping one would work for me. Asked if I could try one, hit the new SIM which was easy to get in the air and hit straight. Looking forward to find a club that fits my gap.
  15. Had an iron fitting at TXG today. Ended up ordering Taylormade 790 irons with kbs $-taper lite shafts in black. The shaft shocked me with the consistency of strike position even on poor swings. Looking forward to getting them on the course and hitting more consistent iron shots.
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